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What's up with Comprex?

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
I haven't seen anything from Comprex in a while and have been wondering where he's been and have missed his perspective and participation. Hope all is well.

Terry
post #2 of 17
He still posts on DCski all the time.
post #3 of 17
He is taking a break from Epic for bit. I talk to him every couple of weeks. I am sure he will be back.
post #4 of 17
Bonni and I had breakfast with him and BatGirl this morning, then got the locals guided tour of the Vietnam wall and some other walking points of interest in DC before trekking back north on the last leg of our 2200+ mile thanksgiving drive to Atlanta (more precisely, Stone Mountain Ga).

We had a great, although short visit and the conversation was lively to say the least!
post #5 of 17
Thread Starter 
He sounded busy when he dropped me a line. Glad you got to hook up and had a nice visit. Thanks.
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Yes, we saw some amazing things. The Ghost Clock still sticks in my head as being unbelievable, the Viet Nam memorial made me cry (and I thought I was tough), but the biggest surprise was the White House. It looked like a cardboard prop!!! You see pictures of this your whole life, and you expect some sort of mansion, but when you're in the street looking at it for real, it's just this ticky tacky looking thing with snipers on the roof and a fake lawn for the journalists to stand on while they 'report'. It was sad.

I wonder if the chimp was at home. I hope he liked the Van Halen blasting from the protesters little cart.

I want to thank Comprex and Batgirl for the wonderful morning. We really had fun.
post #7 of 17
Thread Starter 
Now you've done it Bonni! : Check your phones for the ensuing wire taps. (You've got to watch what you say. )

Glad you're out and about and keeping an eye on the powers that be.
post #8 of 17
Ghost Clock???? I thought I knew most DC attractions. As for the Wall, I get chills every time I visit, but that was 'our' war. The things left behind really are amazing. Are there still a lot of items left or is that practice slowing?

Comprex is alive and well on DCSki.com.
post #9 of 17
I'm sorry, Mr. Crazie, I cannot answer your questions about the Viet Nam memorial without this being moved to the lounge by the Epic CIA.

The Ghost Clock is a piece of amazing art in a museum on Pennsylvania Ave (or near it), that just takes your breath away when you realize what you're looking at. I can't be the spoiler for those who haven't seen it.
post #10 of 17
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I'm sorry, Mr. Crazie, I cannot answer your questions about the Viet Nam memorial without this being moved to the lounge by the Epic CIA.

The Ghost Clock is a piece of amazing art in a museum on Pennsylvania Ave (or near it), that just takes your breath away when you realize what you're looking at. I can't be the spoiler for those who haven't seen it.
Yeah, I haven't seen the new "National Treasure" movie yet. I am sure there is a reference in that.
post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by Bonni View Post
I'm sorry, Mr. Crazie, I cannot answer your questions about the Viet Nam memorial without this being moved to the lounge by the Epic CIA.

The Ghost Clock is a piece of amazing art in a museum on Pennsylvania Ave (or near it), that just takes your breath away when you realize what you're looking at. I can't be the spoiler for those who haven't seen it.
Embarrassed to say, I had to Google ghost clock. I've never been in the Renwick gallery.

I've chatted with the guy in the cart, though. I had to check out his ride. He sits up (six feet above ground?) in a semi-enclosed frame built on top of two kiddie bikes, with drivetrain and steering linkages. He was interested in my trailer. I was afraid he would bring down the heat on all human powered vehicles using that section of Penn. Ave., especially me, hauling boxes across there all the time, but I guess it's OK so far. That section of Penn Ave was closed to motor vehicles after the Oklahoma City bombing.
post #12 of 17
If you can make time to see the Ghost Clock, let me know what you think.

I didn't talk to the cart guy. I didn't feel the need. He'd be preaching to the choir.:
post #13 of 17
I go by the gallery several times every day and I have sat idly in the park next to it for long periods of time waiting for work. I'll stick my head in there soon. Thanks

I haven't noticed what his cause is. I'm pretty apathetic, I guess. When he first appeared, the signs were smaller and he didn't have the video and sound system. I examined his vehicle inside and out and asked a few questions about that, but we didn't talk politics.

The lady with the big hair has been living on that sidewalk for around thirty years on a peace vigil. I have a lot of repsect for that, but the guy on the tall pedal car I figured was a kook.
post #14 of 17
Ah, the rich tapestry of street life in the nations capital.
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Well, if you insist. Here's the Cart in Question.


And another protester and his dog:


And lastly, a 'Find the Sniper' picture puzzle of the White House:
post #16 of 17
They could at least give him a Stealth Santa suit to blend in with the wreaths and stuff. Ho, ho, ho .... damned chimney is around here somewhere?



PS ... it's not the sniper that you see .... it's the ...
post #17 of 17
Yuki, Yuki, Yuki.......sigh.

It's no longer PC to say HO HO HO. It offends Ho's. The correct terminology is now HA HA HA......another way of saying the joke's on you.

I read an article on shopping between Thanksgiving and Christmas and the Associated Press writer actually went so far as to write Christmas as "Chris.mas".....as if avoiding the T would make it non-denominational.:
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